Muted Colors – In the Spotlight

February 14, 2017

Interior trends change fast, it’s hard to keep up! But every interior designer (or enthusiast) on the hunt for inspiration can spot the trend while in its roots. One of them that is having a major moment are muted colors. Last year was all about Rose Quartz and Serenity Blue, but it seems like 2017 is going to be even more stained in subdued shades!

What are muted colors? When you mute sound, you make it quieter. Same goes for the colors. When you mute the color, you reduce its vibrancy, it becomes faded, quieter and partially desaturated. Plain blue ends up being dusky or deep sea blue, green becomes earthly green or olive, yellow transforms into dusted yellow etc. If you want a more subtle color presence in the interior of your home, opting for muted colors is the way to go. They will give you the freedom to play around with other shades, add patterns and texture, making your decorating choices almost endless. Let’s take a glimpse at some of the muted hues’ hidden powers.

Forest Green

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Choosing the Colors for Your Valentine’s Day Decor

February 5, 2017

Love is in the air! With February 14 just around the corner, you are probably looking for the best advice on how to celebrate your romance in the most artistic and intimate way. You already came up with the perfect gift for your sweetheart but you shouldn’t stop there! Get crafty this year and introduce some lovely Valentine’s touches to your home and party decor and show your beloved just how much you care.

Like in love, Valentine’s Day decor is all about going big or going home. Bursting shades of red and pink toned down with some pure white are the signature colors of this vibrant holiday. Let’s explore their true meaning (followed by some inspirational mood boards made with our software).

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6 Most Popular Lighting Trends for 2017

January 29, 2017

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Although many people don’t consider lighting as an integral part of interior design, it is very important architectural and design element that can change the whole look of your home. And just like in fashion, there are trends in lighting design that change regularly and that determinate both functionality and the look of the lighting fixtures. So here are 6 of the most popular lighting trends for this year.

Mix those metals

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Wining and Dining: Scandinavian Style

January 20, 2017

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Scandinavian bedrooms and living rooms are very stylish, but you should not stop there if you want to transform your home into Nordic-inspired eye-candy. Although relatively modest size-wise, kitchens in North European homes are characterized by peerless elegance and superior spatial economy, and they are often seamlessly blended into dining or living rooms for utmost functionality. Here are some tips on how to take your cooking area to the superior Scandinavian level: be prepared to privately whistle in awe!

1. Creative material combinations

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10 Reasons Why Hiring an Interior Designer Makes Sense

January 12, 2017

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If you have invested a good amount of money into your home, you may want to showcase it so it can reach its full potential. This is where an interior decorator will come in.

An interior decorator can help you no matter what your budget is and what you need to have done. Toss aside the assumption that all interior designers will be expensive and only for the famous. This is so far from the truth!

In reality, they can do a lot for you.

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Japandi: The New Design Movement Taking Over the World by Storm

January 7, 2017

scandinavian wabi sabi japandi

One of the trends that we are looking forward this year is a stylistic fusion of Japanese and Scandinavian interior designs, otherwise called Japandi. It was only a matter of time when these two styles will join forces to create something truly unique. Drawing inspiration from the Japanese wabi-sabi (principle of finding beauty in imperfection) and Scandinavian clean, streamlined yet playful design, Japandi creates a soulful and unique interior design style that will change homes all around the world in 2017.

The Scandinavian Simplicity

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6 Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

December 26, 2016

Tips for Creating and Presenting a Design Board to Your Interior Design Client

The first step of a successful design project is coming up with an inspiring idea. Great ideas are hard to come by, and if you have got one, you are already halfway through. Still, there is the lion’s share of work ahead, and that is successfully presenting your idea to a client. Fortunately, unlike coming up with the design, presenting it is not a matter of creativity and talent, rather a matter of learning and knowledge. Although all interior designers have different approaches to projects, there are some usual guidelines that should help you find your way.

Content Is the Key

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Where Design Eras Collide: Modern, Vintage or Both?

December 16, 2016

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Vintage seems to be the new black in the interior design world, and retro-inspired elements are taking chic living areas by a storm these days. Still, a vintage home makeover should be handled with special care to avoid extreme stylistic contrasts and excess visual detail. To stay on the safe side of the timeless décor formula, turn to exquisite blends of classic and modern elements and spice up home aesthetics with a few playful boho, Nordic, or eclectic traveler touches. Here are a few simple tips to help you come up with an evergreen yet up-to-date décor masterpiece.

Build from Mid-Century Barebones

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How to Decorate with Pale Pink

August 2, 2016

Pale Pink Moodboard created on www.sampleboard.com

 

Light pink tends to be associated with retro decor, children’s rooms, or antiquated bed and breakfast furnishings. It may not be everyone’s cup of tea, but there’s good news for lovers of this gentle color. Rose Quartz was named Pantone Color of the Year in 2016 and is cropping up to show its sophisticated side. Home decor enthusiasts can use this as an opportunity to re-brand the “girly” hue as something a little more versatile.

So forget the doilies and roses. Instead, check out fresher takes on pale pink from Home Improvement Leads.

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Top 3 Tips for Fledgling Interior Designers

July 22, 2016

Minimalist Interior Design Moodboard

 

The world of interior design is an ever-evolving industry. It is like the digital world where one needs to be constantly updated with the latest trends in order to keep the business running.

If you’re a fledgling interior designer and want to be successful in your chosen field, here are a few tips to get you started.

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